About Moi

About Moi
My Name is Brittany, and I'm 23yrs old. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 15, and then diagnosed with RA, when I was 18. I also got married when I was 18, and I'm enjoying my happily ever after with my hubby! When I got married, I was slim and trim...But not for long. After getting married, I started to gain a LOT of weight! In 1yr, I gained 50lbs! Finally, I went to the Doctor, where I discovered I have low thyroid. After being put on medicine, my weight gain slowed down, although over the next 3yrs, I gained an additional 26lbs. When I was 20yrs old, I got yet another diagnoses of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. That's 4 diagnoses in a 5yr period, if you lost count. They all effect my weight, in one way or another. Add on top of that, my love affair with food, and every 1 of those 76lbs gained was accounted for. Being 76lbs over weight is unhealthy for anyone, but it was especially unhealthy for me, and my health issues. Since starting this blog, in Jan-2010, I have lost 40lbs! I'm a new, slimmer, and healthier me! Before losing weight, I was told I needed knee replacements. Losing weight was the ONLY tool I had to help me hold off on that life changing surgery. Since losing 40lbs, my knees have never felt better! My husband and I are also trying to start a family, but my PCOS was not going to make it as easy as 1,2,3, as I didn't have periods on my own. My doctor had told me if I wanted a baby, I HAD to lose weight. Since losing 40lbs, I've had regular cycles for the first time in my life! Which is very important when trying to have a baby ;) This journey of mine is more than me simply wanting to wear skinny jeans. It has been a quest to becoming :Deliciously Healthy, so ALL of my dreams can come true! I'm almost half way there! With each new day, I get closer and closer to my goal of 120lbs, and becoming :Deliciously Healthy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My world got tossed upside down.

On July 24th (my birthday), my brother Casey went missing, while water rafting, with my brother Ben. The next morning, rescue divers found his body in the river.

It has been a long, emotional week for my family and I.

And I have of course turned to food for comfort...
Which is okay. My diet will be there, after I get through these crazy couple of weeks.

Love you Casey

36 comments:

midlife_swimmer said...

so sorry for you and your families loss. My thoughts are with you. take care.

135by2012 said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. My prayers are with you all to get through this difficult time. We are here for you if you need us.

Diandra said...

Sorry to hear that. I hope you will be okay.

Jamie Danielle said...

You & your family are in my prayers <3

Sam said...

My love and prayers are coming to you right now! I pray you and your family will have comfort, and that God will be with you!

We're here if you need us!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Though I have never commented before, I have been reading for several months and know how important the ones you love are to you. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. :(

Melissa said...

Oh, Brittany. I am so very sorry. Will be praying for you & your family.

Jessica said...

Thinking of you...and saying a prayer for your family.

Becky said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

NAN said...

So sorry! Sometimes bad things just happen and we will never know or understand why. Hugs and prayers for your whole family.

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

I am sooo sorry for your loss!!!

Hally Bell said...

There is nothing I can say. I'm horrible at these things. Just know that I'm thinking of you always.

Corletta said...

Please let me know if there is ANYTHING that I can do for you. My prayer is that Christ would comfort you and your family during this time. Gosh...reminds me of how short life really is. Love ya girl!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Oh Brittany, my heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers sent your way for strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Masons mommy said...

My prayers are with you and your family, I can't even imagine the heartbreak your going through. Sending hugs your way

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

I am so sorry. Thinking of you. *HUGS*

Nikki said...

I am so sorry, lean on your faith, it will get you through this, and our prayers will be with you too.

Kelly said...

How I HATED to read this!! Girl you hang in there, I'm thinking about you and praying you and your family can find some peace.

JIN @ The BrownBerry said...

oh honey I'm sorry - I don't have much advice since I'm grieving myself from recently loosing my daughter - but just know that I will include you in my prayers :)

Bella said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy! My thoughts are with you and your family at this time, and I hope that you can all heal in time.

Kellie said...

Oh Brittany! I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. :(

(((HUGS))))

~Kellie

Tammy said...

Oh my heavens Brittany....such sorrow. I hope your family finds some peace after such a tragedy. God can provide that....I haven't been reading blogs regularly so I just now saw this tonight. Thinking of you girl....email me anytime if you want to talk/cry/scream, whatever. I'm here for you girl. You're not alone during this tough time.

Kim said...

I am so sorry to read this...I know that there's nothing that I can say/do to offer comfort to you...except that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will continue to think fo you and your family in the days/weeks to come.

reneasskinnylove.blogspot.com said...

So very sorry for your loss. We are all here for you when you want to vent,talk and your food plan will be there when you heal. Take care of you! ♥

Carina said...

Oh, that's so shocking and sad. Very sorry for your loss and wishing strength and comfort for you and your family. I've lost a sibling as well and it changes your life forever. Take good care of yourself, and let others take care of you. Lean on friends to support you and your family. My heart breaks for you.

Kelsey said...

Fu*K, i am so so sorry to hear this. I love you girl. Know that we are all here for you and we are all thinking of you. Again, I am so sorry!! I'm sorry this has happened!

Hang in there. xoxo

Susy said...

I am so very sorry that you're going through this terrible loss... :( My heart truly goes out to you.
God Bless,
Susan

ShrinkingBeautiful said...

im so very sorry for your loss. my hearts goes out to you and your family, and your in my prayers.

Melinda R. said...

My condolenscences to you and your family...so sorry for the sadness you are experiencing. I can't imagine but I can understand loosing a family member and the pain is there for a long time...time heals but the pain is there always. So sorry.

Summer said...

Oh my goodness Brittany. :'( I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything you need.

Unknown said...

so sorry for your loss. my thoughts are with you and your family.

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

I am terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. xx

Life Health Elements said...

I'm just checking in, hoping your world has settled a little bit after the big storm you and your family just went through - my sympathies and prayers are with you.

mrobeson

Tiff said...

Oh no. So sorry to hear that, I'll be praying for you and your family.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Oh my gosh girl - I am so sorry for your tragic loss :-( Reading this broke my heart. I am sending love and hugs your way, and am praying that you and your family are coping and doing okay. No one should have to experience such a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to you.